FLUOROFEST 2015 To Be Held In Cambridge, MA On June 8th - 9th

18. Mai 2015

2 Day Workshop Dedicated to Fluorescence Techniques

FluoroFest, an annual international series of free workshops dedicated to Fluorescence techniques, will be held in the United States in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the Courtyard by Marriott Cambridge. It is open to anyone interested in the exciting field of fluorescence.

FluoroFest is a series of global workshops designed to give both fluorescence researchers and the growing number of fluorescence users a forum to hear internationally renowned experts in the field share their insight on topics of current interest.  Registrants will be able to present and exchange ideas on their work and discuss future directions in the fields of biomedical research, nanotechnology, and materials science.  In addition, they will be able to have hands on sessions with state-of-the-art technology in fluorescence instrumentation.

The 2-day event starts on June 8th, 2015 with opening remarks.  Workshops run through June 9th.
Some of our speakers include:

Keynote speaker:

  • Enrico Gratton - Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Physics University of California, Irvine , and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics

Invited speakers and their topics:

  • David Birch - Professor, PhotoPhysics, Head of Biomolecular and Chemical Physics - University of Strathclyde:  “Fluorescent nanoparticles: the lows and highs of measurement.”
  • Thomas Bischof - Chemistry Department, MIT:  “Whole-body imaging with SWIR-emitting colloidal quantum dots.”
  • Alexander Chekalyuk - Adjunct Research Professor, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory:  “Advance Laser Fluorometry, A versatile technique for characterization of optically complex liquids.”
  • Michelle A. Digman - Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering -University of California, Irvine, and previous Young Fluorescence Award winner, Co-Investigator of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics: “Investigating the oligomerization of the EBOLA VP40 protein using the Number and Brightness Analysis.”
  • David Jameson - Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Hawaii: “A Nano-History of Fluorescence.”
  • Richard Ludescher - Professor and Dean of Academic Programs, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences - Rutgers State University of New Jersey:  “Edible Luminescent Probes: Relating Photophysics to Food Quality.”
  • Stephen Sims - Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University, Bone and Joint Institute:  “Role of subcellular calcium elevation in osteoclast migration.”
  • Anna Yaroslavsky - Associate Professor, Physics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell: "Fluorescence Anisotropy Imaging for detecting Cancer in Single Cells."

Registration is required to attend.  The event will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.  Lunches and a group dinner are included.  Registration for the event can be found at: www.fluorofest.org.  

FluoroFest is sponsored by HORIBA Scientific, the world leader in fluorescence spectroscopy.  There is a European FluoroFest being held in Starnberg, Germany, from June 29th through July 1st, 2015.